Fix Unknown Error Occurred (0xE8008001) While Installing Apps

Sometimes when you use iTunes to sync your or , you might get a error at the end of the sync which says that certain apps could not be synched to the phone because of an unknown error 0xE8008001 occurred because of which the apps could not be installed on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

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The error occurs when you try to directly install .IPA files on your iPhone or iPod Touch and because the Mobile Installation through iTunes does not support this.

In order to get rid of this error you will first of all have to jailbreak iPhone or jailbreak iPod Touch and then install a Cydia app called AppSync, which patches the Mobile Installation files and allows you to get rid of the above error thrown by iTunes. This problem also occurs on the recently released .

If you do not know how to install the AppSync app, take a look at how to install AppSync on iPhone and iPod Touch.

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  • John

    That is very helpful.

  • yofandi

    dude, still not working,,,!

  • Constantin

    THANKS A LOT!!!!

  • Hi Dear Sir !

    I have already installed cydia but i am stil having this problem.I searched everywhere on the internet for its solution but i was failed.Pleas sir i need your help to solve this problem for me if you can.

    Thanks alot….Keep good care

  • Yama sabit

    it give this error network unreachable what to do now ? Help me

    • julius Caesar

      What I do is I disable and re-enable wifi, but first make sure u are connected. PS the post is really helpful.

  • yousef

    can i sync these apps without jail breaking my iphone ?

  • AYUB

    PLEAS HELLP ME FOR THAT PROBLEM {ipod 2g an unknown error occurred(0xE8008001)}

  • pablo

    it works for me. I got my iphone jailbreaked and with the AppSync installed, but I had to uninstall, and install again the appsync, and that’s all, no more problems!

  • dr denny

    very helpful

  • krushna

    THANKS A LOT!!!!


  • gaurav badhan

    thanks you so much
    really good work

  • Vin

    thanks man love you

  • NeonEmile

    I can’t find that: AppSync. Cydia search can’t find it D: